The northern English town of Darlington is situated 16 miles east of Middlesbrough and 24 miles south of Durham. It is a busy, bustling place with a thriving cultural scene and a variety of notable historic attractions. Visitors can stop off and watch the street entertainers and the distinctive Quaker architecture of High Row or spend time perusing the traditional shops and markets. Whether you're seeking family entertainment or adventure, Darlington is the ideal destination. So why not book your luxury accommodation in one of the many serviced apartments available and experience the many delights of this great English town.
If you're really keen to experience the vibrancy of Darlington then it would be worth exploring the compact town centre by foot. You'll notice the artworks which have been created by the local students. It is also possible to observe David Mach's impressive brick sculpture of the record breaking Mallard locomotive. Then head across to the Darlington Steam Museum for the opportunity to view Stephenson's Locomotion No1 and learn about the social and economic significance of the Stockton and Darlington railway.
Those of you visiting during the peak summer months will undoubtedly be eager to explore some of Darlington's popular outdoor attractions. You could observe the colourful blooms and flourishing ponds at the Paddock Farm Nursery and Water Gardens. Or perhaps you'll enjoy the splendid lakeside views at the South Park. Then stop off at the Archer's Jersey Ice Cream Centre for an exceedingly delicious and refreshing afternoon treat.
There'll be plenty of opportunities for retail therapy at the high street shops and independent stores in the heart of Darlington. You might even be tempted to purchase some of the finest local produce from the Victorian covered market. The enjoyable afternoon could be rounded off with a coffee and slice of homemade cake at one of Darlington's traditional cafes.
You can look forward to a great variety of evening entertainments during short breaks in Darlington. The latest movies are screened at the multiplex cinema in the centre of the town. It is also possible to catch musical and dramatic performances at the local theatre. You might even enjoy a romantic dinner for two at one of Darlington's luxury restaurants.
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